BBM beta for Android has been updated with Material Design Inside BlackBerry

BlackBerry is currently testing the release of a new BBM version for those who are on Android at the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

The significance of this beta release is that it has been redesigned from scratch, influenced with Android 5.0 Material Design principles for Android. Which means in this version, you would get a more colourful and easy-to-use BBM experience. Following are the key elements of this BBM version.

Private chats

In a private chat, your contact's name is hidden, and new message notifications are turned off. Your chat is automatically deleted after a short time, or when you end the private chat.

Edit message

The perfect complement to message retraction. Replace provides you with the power to edit a sent message.

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Note that this is a beta release and subject to change. If you want to lay your hands to the newest BBM version, sign up for the beta version via BlackBerry Beta Zone.

Head over to the official BlackBerry blog to learn more about BBM beta for Android.